Breaking the Bias – Learnings from Leaders, on moving the DEI dial.

Leathwaite has collaborated with a group of Senior Executives to understand their learnings, lessons and observations on driving DEI.

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Creating an inclusive environment is a long-term approach and the only way we can create a truely diverse workforce. We share some of these executives’ learnings and advice on making material DEI progress.

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Key Themes:

  • Allow for professional individuality
  • Don’t make assumptions
  • Be intentional
  • Inclusion goes beyond the office
  • Inclusion also goes beyond HR
  • Look out for the subtle
  • People, not technology, make for inclusive environments
  • Harness your superpowers
  • Role-modeling remains key
  • Representation

Humanity is facing some difficult challenges, but there are aspects of the “here and now” that we can start acting on today. Our contribution to this topic will support the continuation of an ongoing mantra for many to maintain focus on inclusion. Resulting, we hope, in positively impacting broader DEI topics.

Many thanks to our contributors:

Andreas Halvarsson, Partner at KPMG, Paulomi Shah, Partner at Apollo Global Management, Kirsty Roth, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Thomson Reuters, Ranjit S Samra, Managing Director, Head of J. P. Morgan Wealth Management, Patricia Galloway, Non-Executive Director, Association Foreign Banks and Sakhila Mona Mirza, Executive Board Director and General Counsel, London Bullion Market Association.

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Meet the Authors:

Cecilia Stockinger

Cecilia brings over six years of executive search and market intelligence experience across corporate functions. As a member of the Zurich team, she is responsible for executing projects across the EMEA region. Having previously supported clients in Spain, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, UAE and the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Rebecca Otter

Rebecca leads the London-based HR Search team. Covering the whole spectrum of HR specialisms, with expertise across the financial services sector. Rebecca has partnered with leading global businesses to source, assess, and secure top talent from varying backgrounds and industries. Rebecca additionally supports Leathwaite’s global client base as part of the global HR Search practice.